Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lightning Speed Mqueen - The Star of the show!

My Nephew/Godson Casey will be 3 years old in just a few more days! Another time for me to say - where does the time go??? My Sister Amy asked me to make his invitations - I gladly agreed. We initially wanted to make the top character with the Cars Cricut cart. But after attempting to make one - I was like I called her up and asked if she would mind if i could design an invite rather than trying to put so many tiny parts together -she didnt mind at all. So I came up with a very simple white layer using images that i got on the net and found the cutest Cars satin ribbon @ good old Wal-mart, clearanced for $1.50 per roll! I had wanted to use a checkerboard pattern paper as a mat but they didnt sell any at my Michaels and I didnt feel like waiting for it be shipped. So when I found the ribbon i knew it would be super cute!  Hope you all like them!

Sweet 16 for Amanda!

My oldest niece, Amanda has just turned Sweet 16!!!! I cannot believe it - where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday she was a rosy cheeked little toddler running around with her dolly, and now she is a gorgeous teenager in high school & studying to get her drivers license! Boy, do I feel old! Oh well! :o( 
Here is her card that I used my Gypsy to design it using the Birthday Cakes cart for the cake, the 16 and the word sweet. The patterned paper is from my stash so I'm not sure who makes it. The card base is PaperTrey Ink kraft. For the word "sweet" i used DCWV Glitter cardstock - Border Punch Strips, which i found at Tj Maxx for $2.99. I ran the purple "cake" through the Cuttlebug using a Sizzix embossing folder, Flower Vine. I used a ton of pink Glam Rocks on the numbers and Stickles on the candle tips. The pink Mini Round Gems I found at Michael's are from Recollections line Boutique Fleur. Although they are not self adhesive, I really like them. They were very simple to add on my card, I just used a tiny dab of Scotch Quick Dry, dropped them on and they came out completely clear and give great dimension. 
Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

So bummed and disapointed in the USPS....

I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge from one of my favorite and trustworthy Ebay seller, Proudparents2005. I have ordered (or won) from many times and never had a problem. Until now. And of course my dilema always happens on a holiday weekend...Anyhow, I have been checking my mailbox daily for this cute little cartridge to arrive and nothing. It should have been here last week sometime, I thought. I just so happened to think to look on my Ebay page and see if there was any shipping info. I clicked on the little link called "tracking number" and to my surprise my, USPS claims my package was delivered on Feb. 7th...hmmm...Nope- i have not received it...I have checked everyday, 'cause I really, really want it! So bummed! I called my post office and they we no help at all! So rude. And told me that the carrier that works that route is off until Tues also. Im so not happy. The Postal guy basically told me i was SOL....because they have it as delivered and the Co. I bought from says they mailed it....Im so aggrivated about the whole thing. Stupid Post Office, this is not the first time I am missing mail. I am so untrusting of them and now my neighbors. I put a notice in my neighbors mailboxes that if they had mistakenly received my package to please put it back. I dont know what else to do.

Cupcake Wrappers - Cricut Lite

Does anyone own this cart? Do you like it? I am considering getting it for my Nephew/Godson's upcoming birthday, but I really wanted some opinions before I spend the $39+ for it @ Wal-mart...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a Little Birdie told me...

I designed this cute card in my Gypsy for my sister's upcoming 40th birthday! I used the Sugar and Spice cartridge for the nest and the shape (that stamp is on) and used dollar stamp from Michaels for the sentiment. For the egg, I had to decide between white sparkle paper or Papertrey Ink Rustic white?!?! As you can see, I went with the sparkle! The card is Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock and I added a pretty layer of this bright sort of auqa blue polka dot paper all the way to the horizontal edges, and made 1/4 inch brown paper strips to go over it. I added little pearls (light blue and white) to the top and bottom edges and finished the dark brown layer of the nest with some Cinnamon and Diamond Stickles. I have yet to finish the inside of the card sentiment.... I was thinking since this is her 40th b-day I would write something like "you will now be 29 forever???? or something to that effect.
Ladies, I would love some suggestions for the inside wording! thanks!
My sister had told me she recently she wanted some hanging earrings - so i have bought her 3 pairs and also 3 pairs of shorter ones. I will probably end up making her a couple more pairs too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Adding an automatic signature?

Can anyone help me with adding an automatic signature to my posts?

Slideshow of Cards